So is Cloud delivery easy? Do businesses simply need to ‘sign up’ to one Cloud hyper-scaler to get all they need – job done, nothing to worry about? At Flexiion we’d suggest that this is not the case and speaking to our customers and many other business decision makers it’s increasingly clear that they don’t think it is either.
Yes, when Cloud really started to take off the question was much more straightforward – use it or don’t. But things have changed and today’s Cloud landscape is far more complex. Decisions about Cloud delivery today cover a much broader range of issues beyond basic hosted infrastructure requirements. Now decision makers need to think about flexibility and agility, both in terms of infrastructure usage, but also data access. Can infrastructure requirements be quickly and easily changed? Can you get your data out when needed and move it wherever necessary – what are the cost implications of these issues? Geography and local data legislation need to be considered. For example, can your Cloud hyper-scaler easily switch the locations of your infrastructure and data in response to your changing operational requirements? If they can’t then this will have significant business and operational implications on Cloud delivery.
In this short video, Peter Osborn, founder and chairman of Flexiion talks about the issues of Cloud delivery, but most importantly, he looks at the business implications of Cloud – what should organisations be considering when planning, implementing and running customer services that rely on Cloud services?
If you’re interested in the business implications of tech decisions then you may find our Horizon Scan video series a useful watch.
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